View Full Version : So, what are we doing for the next LWP then?

Scabrous Birdseed
25-09-2004, 21:01:44
I've got an idea but it's probably really stupid so I'll leave it for when I'm sober.

Provost Harrison
25-09-2004, 22:18:04
Been at the meths again? :D

Scabrous Birdseed
26-09-2004, 08:07:56
No, just the eths as usual.

Lazarus and the Gimp
26-09-2004, 08:09:33
We wait until we finish the one we're on.

Scabrous Birdseed
26-09-2004, 08:19:28
Well your experiment with going straight to thread has hardly generated a stellar response.

Lazarus and the Gimp
26-09-2004, 08:30:52
It wasn't so much an experiment as a mercy-killing. I expect Funko will eventually deliver, and possibly BGH too. Someone somewhere has RC's reviews too.

Scabrous Birdseed
26-09-2004, 08:37:06
RC? :)

I wasn't going to make this thread for a while but it seemed a good idea while drunk last night. Sorry.

Resource Consumer
28-09-2004, 09:45:53
They are all written and on my comp at home. I was sure I sent them but I can post them here tonight. I assume these are tracks 9 to end of CD2?

Lazarus and the Gimp
06-10-2004, 16:26:40
Anyway, Mr Birdseed- you were saying...?

Scabrous Birdseed
06-10-2004, 20:35:26
Actually my idea wasn't very good - we should probably just do another normal one.

What I was thinking was that whatever you think of the music this last LWP had an advantage as a compilation because about half the tracks were chosen indirectly or directly by Laz. It made the experience more coherent, and I found the exhange of ideas between Laz and BGH quite stimulating.

So maybe we should run that idea to its fullest extent and do a LWP: One vs. All. One person is selected as arbiter, who doesn't get any tracks of her own on the compilation. Everyone sends this person a CD full of tracks, maybe a minimum of ten or so, and that person makes a compilation of her favourites (with a minimum of two tracks per person). When the reviewing phrase takes place the arbiter has to justify each selection as well.

Provost Harrison
06-10-2004, 21:58:06
(with a minimum of two tracks per person).

Is that the *End Is Forever* clause, so he doesn't feel left out? :D

Lazarus and the Gimp
09-10-2004, 11:35:16
Another option would be a "return to roots" project, as seen on LWP1. More power to the submitters over content and context. More tracks. Might also be less prone to derailment by idle buggers.

Scabrous Birdseed
09-10-2004, 11:37:49
What, a two-person exhange again? How interesting is that for everyone else?

(Unless we do LWP: The Big One - Ten people all sending a CD to everyone else.)

Lazarus and the Gimp
09-10-2004, 11:40:21
Yup. A monster.

Lazarus and the Gimp
20-10-2004, 16:42:53
So, anyway...

I'm going to do a full CD. It doesn't have to bear an LWP title. I'm up for receiving similar CD's from others, and I'll review any I receive.

21-10-2004, 08:21:25
OK, I might well do one, it basically depends on my computer stopping being shit...

Scabrous Birdseed
21-10-2004, 08:50:00
I think a big sendaround would be fun. The "LWP" moniker would mean I wouldn't have to focus on any one theme too.

Count me in.

Scabrous Birdseed
21-10-2004, 09:56:20
Actually, let's do it. Full-on, x-number-of-compilations, hidden-artist LWP MADNESS. I'm really fired up about it now.

21-10-2004, 10:04:16
Yeah, me too. I might not do a full CD though. I might just do a selection of songs on a theme - 16 or so songs for full CD can sometimes feel like you are forcing some on.

Stefu X
21-10-2004, 10:15:39
I may participate, if I find someone with a burnin'.

Resource Consumer
21-10-2004, 12:25:26
Can someone explain what it is that we are doing?

Scabrous Birdseed
21-10-2004, 12:27:56
Every participant burns up a full CD of tracks and sends to every other participant, who then listens and reviews. Kinda like LWP 1 & 2 except bigger.

21-10-2004, 12:32:29
The postage costs would get to be prohibitive for me

21-10-2004, 12:34:05
But it would expand my list of snail mail addresses that Venom will pay a pretty penny for!

21-10-2004, 12:36:16
You could post them all to one of us Euros and we could include them with our CDs?

21-10-2004, 19:12:48
When you say a "full CD" do you mean 73 minutes of music, or do you mean a neat little compilation where all the songs sit nicely together etc but don't necessarily fill up the CD. I get bored with albums longer than about 55minutes...

Lazarus and the Gimp
21-10-2004, 19:16:44
Whatever rubs your nubbin.

21-10-2004, 21:54:22
I'm in...but I'm all about sending one CD to a European listener for re-distribution.

However, if you all take a steaming dump on good bands like Built To Spill as is your usual wont, I won't bother!

Resource Consumer
26-10-2004, 18:26:23
I think I can easily summon a full CD of crap to assault you guys with :) even easier now absolutely everything is now on the computer

26-10-2004, 18:55:17
Count me out. I'm not listening to potentially a day's worth of crap music and having to send CDs all over the planet.

Resource Consumer
26-10-2004, 20:47:09
ye of little faith :)

Lazarus and the Gimp
26-10-2004, 20:57:56
That'll be a pity- you've put some good stuff on past releases.

26-10-2004, 21:59:51
The thing that puts me off is that us all reviewing 20 songs is fun but this sounds like work. It also sounds like a bureaucratic nightmare. 10 disks of music to record, post, review, organise...

Do we all review all the music? If so, I think I would run out of polite ways of saying "this is boring" to any tracks I don't like.

I might have got the wrong end of the stick though, how would it work exactly?

Lazarus and the Gimp
27-10-2004, 16:13:33
Well I plan on doing a CD. I'll announce it here, and anyone who wants a copy of my CD (and is prepared to review it) can ask for a copy. To be honest, I'm not about to insist on every single track receiving comments- just where you think it's appropriate. Something a bit more informal than past LWP's.

I'm hoping that other people will do likewise- I'll ask for copies, and I'll review all I get. I'll probably comment on every track, because I'm that sort of person.

Resource Consumer
28-10-2004, 10:55:16
Laz - I am in for that informal approach and I will certainly do one too. Likewise, I do not require people to comment on every track.

As an aside, post-Peel, how else will we have our musical horizons widened?

28-10-2004, 10:56:02
I'm going to do one too.

Resource Consumer
28-10-2004, 20:27:19
OK. I have done some work on this and made some progress in thinking tonight (a first some might say).

What I thought (and please kill me if it is a crap idea) is that I would do, say (depending on timings), 8-10 acts/artists. The first 8-10 would be declared as those up for review - the 2nd 8-10 (and why should I do them in the same order? - edit - these would be tracks by the same artists) are supporting evidence if one is bothered.

My idea is not to

a) try and outsmartass people here by obscurity; or
b) try and get people to listen to stuff that I know they think will really really suck; or
c) completely replicate stuff they are already are familiar with

following those guidelines it is a little tricky - given we have some degree of diversity

what do people think?

28-10-2004, 20:39:54
It's a reasonble plan.
I'm still trying to decide if I'm going to do it at all. I like getting the music from people. It's reviewing that's the pain ;)

Resource Consumer
28-10-2004, 20:53:37
ah - but under my proposal - reviews will be max of 10 or so (each CD) and with Laz's principle then nobody is upset if you find nothing to say. If we have these as rules and we all approach in the right spirit then the number of things that we just say "death metal - sucks - what else can I say" may be somewhat diminished

28-10-2004, 20:59:31
But I do have to say that rule b) is the trickiest.
I thought that both songs I picked last time would get "that sucks!!!" from most everyone. And they didn't ! :lol:

Resource Consumer
28-10-2004, 21:10:09
even better if it is tricky - :)

I will, for one, forgo adding andean nose-flute music taped down my local high street. I will, also, however, undertake to find stuff that people might find OK and can be backed up by more than one song. I wonder if that is the way, maybe, we should go - one song is too weak and more than one of each submission is required.

28-10-2004, 21:12:47
Except...something I have in mind I only have one song from that artist. hmmph

Oh well, I 'll just do what I want anyway ;)

Resource Consumer
28-10-2004, 21:15:47
why - all the rest is crap? Or it gives a misleading picture? Or it was the only thing they ever did (permissible, under those "rules" I would think - and not "rules" really just suggestions)

28-10-2004, 21:21:36
No...it's that I only have the one song

From a complilation

Resource Consumer
28-10-2004, 21:22:50
add another song from the compilation and argue in favour of that :)

28-10-2004, 21:23:44
Works for me!

Resource Consumer
28-10-2004, 21:28:40
see - flexibility rules :)

Lazarus and the Gimp
02-11-2004, 20:26:53
I'm going to burn a CD this weekend.

Quick survey- would you prefer to know who the artists are up front (as I did on my "Pollute your ears" CD's), or keep them mysterious like LWP collections?

03-11-2004, 01:27:12
I'll have one ready at the weekend too. Fancy doing some kind of swap a la the first couple of LWPs? Keep the artists secret I reckon...

Resource Consumer
03-11-2004, 16:37:11
keep secret I think

04-11-2004, 10:11:36
Keep secret please.

Lazarus and the Gimp
07-11-2004, 11:26:44
My CD is now burned.

Anyone familiar with my compilations will recognise the usual features, namely:-

1- The track that would be considered unlistenable by just about all of humanity.
2- Too many tracks in weird languages/grunts
3- The sweet and pastoral track that turns out, on closer inspection, to have astonishingly creepy lyrics.
4- Some obscure old proto-Goth track from 1991 that I still swear is an undiscovered classic.
5- The "Act of God" track caused by me accidentally recording the wrong thing. Worship the glitch.

PM's to the usual place with addresses if you're interested (you freaks).

07-11-2004, 23:58:51
I assume you have my address as I've just gotten that Samhain greeting card and goat head in the post from you...

08-11-2004, 09:24:59
I already PMed my address last week... did you get that?

Lazarus and the Gimp
08-11-2004, 17:04:37

Lazarus and the Gimp
10-11-2004, 17:42:36
Requests in from Funko, BGH and eklektikos. Any other takers before I mail them off?

Mr. Bas
10-11-2004, 18:05:07
Ooh, me, me!

You still have my address I think, but I'll resend it anyway to be sure.

Lazarus and the Gimp
12-11-2004, 12:20:32
BGH- your address didn't survive my last PM purge. If you can send it again, I'll do the honours.

Lazarus and the Gimp
22-11-2004, 20:33:38
Slightly delayed- the UK discs go out tomorrow, the furriners in a couple of days. RC- you get a cheque for the CG funds in yours.

Scabrous Birdseed
23-11-2004, 07:54:39
Right, mine will take a while longer (my time alone is limited, to say the least), but it will definately include some of the weirdest genres you've never heard of. Including some kind of kuwaiti arab pop triphop remix.

23-11-2004, 09:24:53
Looking forward to it.

I'm also going to be taking a little while over mine but it's probably good they are spread out a little.

Lazarus and the Gimp
23-11-2004, 17:04:28
If anyone's got a serious problem with Asian music, skip the first four tracks.

Resource Consumer
25-11-2004, 09:41:23
Thanks Laz, all received. I'm looking forward to this CD of Laz specials.

30-11-2004, 09:52:17
Got my CD last night (well it was there when I returned from Prague), haven't had a chance to listen yet and I forgot to bring it to work. D'oh!

Resource Consumer
30-11-2004, 10:00:27
Some very interesting stuff there - I am about half way through my reviews and hope to have them done completely by the end of the week.

Scabrous Birdseed
30-11-2004, 12:42:40
Well, I'll be sending these out soon, it's not done yet but will be. I want addresses so I know roughly how many (christmas?) packages to send out.

The concept is: "Cat Killer". I'll put on a bunch of tracks, from the improbable to the just unknown, and everyone picks out seven they're curious about and review them. I'll then post information about only those tracks at least one person has requested, thus requiring you to think hard about what tracks you want to know about...

30-11-2004, 12:44:12
I've love one please.

Resource Consumer
30-11-2004, 13:57:50
of course, we could co-ordinate and split the tracks between ourselves without telling you :) :lol:

Me too - I will PM you my addy

Resource Consumer
01-12-2004, 13:49:06
OK - my reviews/comments are done. I just need to go once more through and top and tail them. How are we doing the publication of these this time?

01-12-2004, 13:50:07
I think you just post them in Laz's thread.

Resource Consumer
01-12-2004, 13:53:38
OK - then I will hold off a bit until all have had a good listen and written theirs - I do not want to prejudice anyone's thinking.

01-12-2004, 13:54:53
Well you won't influence mine. :)

Resource Consumer
01-12-2004, 14:43:14
I bet you are easily influenced ;)

Lazarus and the Gimp
01-12-2004, 17:31:51
Originally posted by Funkodrom
I think you just post them in Laz's thread.

Yep- just bung 'em in there.

Scabrous Birdseed
02-12-2004, 10:12:05
I've got Lazza's CD too. Ta. Have listened to it once but too busy right now to review, give it a few weeks and I'll have it done.

Any more takers for mine? That, too, will be done in a couple of weeks.